Sunday, August 18 2019

11/21/18 – Anne Keene, Author, “The Cloudbuster Nine”

Our guest speaker for this meeting will be Anne Keene, Author of the book “The Cloudbuster Nine – The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II”.  In 1943, the New York Yankees won the World Series but one of the nation’s strongest baseball teams practiced on a skinned-out college field in the heart of North Carolina. Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Johnny Sain were among a cadre of fighter-pilot cadets who wore the Cloudbuster Nine baseball jersey at an elite Navy training school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The “Cloudbuster Nine” was recently named as a finalist for the 2018 CASEY Award for “Best Baseball Book of the Year” by Spitball magazine.

Anne’s work has appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic Books, the Dallas Morning News and the Raleigh News & Observer and sports publications such as Boston Sports Extra. She served as a governor-appointed board member to the Texas State Archives Historical Records Advisory Board dedicated to the preservation of the state’s archives and documentary heritage. She is an advisor to Texas Our Texas, a Texas PBS documentary and education network, and serves as a board member of the Friends of Libraries and Archives of Texas. Anne swims for Longhorn Aquatics Masters at the University of Texas and is passionate about supporting fitness for veterans and children.

Anne began her career as a writer after graduating from UNC with a journalism degree, working in radio news/television documentary research and production, and serving as a press secretary and speechwriter in both Congress and a Presidential Administration.



Mark Your Calendars!

12/5/18 – Alan Matthews, Southeast Regional Crosschecker, Los Angeles Dodgers
12/19/18 – Durham Sports Clubs’ Annual “Christmas Party” with Luke DeCock’s “Sports Year in Review”
1/2/19 – NO MEETING!!!!
1/16/19 – Chris Pollard, Head Baseball Coach, Duke




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